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13 Quotes About the Magic of Winter

Despite the short, dark days and frigid temperatures, winter brings with it a sense of comfort. It’s more than just the picturesque snowy landscapes; it’s a season of quiet magic, when the world seems to slow down. Winter invites introspection and reflection, and the crisp air feels purifying, refreshing, and reinvigorating for not only the senses, but also the spirit.

We can find winter’s magic just about anywhere we look: in the transformation of nature, in the foggy clouds of our lingering breath, in the stunning, streaky-pink sunsets, and in the star-filled night sky. This season fosters camaraderie as much as solace, with each offering their own sense of warmth and nourishment.

Winter provides a time for retreat, encouraging us to embrace coziness, comfort food, and quietude. It beckons us to find peace in the stillness and to enjoy the simple pleasures that warm our hearts amid the cold. So light a candle, grab a comfy blanket, and get ready to embrace the season as you savor these quotes about the magic of winter.

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.
John Burroughs

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Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.
Anamika Mishra

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I prefer winter … when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.
Andrew Wyeth

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Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.
Mignon McLaughlin

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The winter falls; the frozen rut / Is bound with silver bars; / The snowdrift heaps against the hut, / And night is pierced with stars.
Coventry Patmore

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Winter is the slow-down / Winter is the search for self / Winter gives the silence we need to listen / Winter goes gray so we can see our own colors.
Terri Guillemets

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Yes, let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
Pietro Aretino

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In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner thing happens, the resurge of nature.
Edna O’Brien

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Turn down the noise. Reduce the speed. Be like the somnolent bears, or those other animals that slow down … in the cold season. Let it be the way it is. The magic is there in its power.
Henry Mitchell

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Winter tames man, woman, and beast.
William Shakespeare

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There is an instinctive withdrawal for the sake of preservation, a closure that assumes the order of completion. Winter is a season unto itself.
Haruki Murakami

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The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination … like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.
Gary Zukav

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It seems like everything sleeps in winter, but it’s really a time of renewal and reflection.
Elizabeth Camden

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Nicole Villeneuve
Nicole is a writer, thrift store lover, and group-chat meme spammer based in Ontario, Canada.
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